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Elbow Announce Best Of Album, Share Cover of The Beatles’ “Golden Slumbers” from Christmas Ad

The Best Of Due Out November 24, Watch Michel Gondry-Directed John Lewis Christmas Ad

Nov 10, 2017 Elbow
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Elbow released a new album (their seventh), Little Fictions, back in February via Concord. Now the band has announced a new best of compilation, fittingly titled The Best Of, and shared its bonus track, a cover of The Beatles’ “Golden Slumbers” (from Abbey Road). Listen to it below.

The cover is also featured in a new holiday commercial for the British department store chain John Lewis. Quirky French director Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Science of Sleep) directed the ad, which features a friendly monster named Moz who lives under a young boy’s bed. It’s all a bit strange for a Christmas ad, but can be watched below.

Also below is the tracklist and cover art for The Best Of. Plus Elbow recently performed two songs on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, “Magnificent (She Says)” and “One Day Like This,” both backed by a string section, and you can watch those videos below too. Elbow are also scheduled to perform live on CBS This Morning on Saturday, November 18. And they are currently touring America (dates are below).

Also read our interview with Elbow’s Guy Garvey on Little Fictions.

Elbow’s last album was 2014’s The Take Off and Landing of Everything, although in 2015 frontman Guy Garvey released his debut solo album, Courting the Squall.

Read our 2014 print article on Elbow and our 2014 web-exclusive interview with Garvey on his favorite cities. Also read our 2016 The End interview with Garvey on endings and death.

The Best Of Tracklist:

Standard Version:

1. Grounds for Divorce
2. Magnificent (She Says)
3. Lippy Kids
4. One Day Like This
5. The Bones of You
6. My Sad Captains
7. Leaders of the Free World
8. Mirrorball
9. Fugitive Motel
10. New York Morning
11. Great Expectations
12. The Birds
13. Scattered Black and Whites

Bonus track:

14. Golden Slumbers (The Beatles Cover)

Deluxe Version (bonus tracks):

1. Any Day Now
2. Fly Boy Blue / Lunette
3. Weather to Fly
4. Station Approach
5. Switching Off
6. Little Fictions
7. This Blue World
8. Kindling (Fickle Flame) featuring John Grant
9. Newborn
10. Puncture Repair
11. The Night Will Always Win
12. Starlings
13. The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver
14. Dear Friends

Elbow Tour Dates:

U.S. Tour Dates:

11/10 - The Showbox - Seattle, WA - SOLD OUT
11/11 - Roseland Theater - Portland, OR
11/13 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
11/14 - The Observatory - Santa Ana, CA
11/16 - The Wiltern - Los Angeles, CA

European Dates with John Grant Opening:

2/26 - Amsterdam AFAS Live
2/27 - Antwerp Lotto Arena
3/02 - Glasgow The SSE Hydro
3/03 - Birmingham Genting Arena
3/04 - Manchester Arena
3/06 - Leeds First Direct Arena
3/07 - London The O2

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